Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller joined attorneys general in 30 states plus the District of Columbia in urging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to adopt strong new debt collection rules that will better protect consumers and military service members. The bureau has sought input from regulators, the collection industry and consumers about the debt collection system and avenues for rulemaking. In comments Miller and his colleagues submitted Friday, attorneys general urged the consumer watchdog agency to "better enable debt collectors to abide by the law, create a more even playing field for consumers, provide greater consumer protections, and assist consumers in better understanding their rights." Among other recommendations, attorneys general urged the bureau to give states co-enforcement authority to address violations of new debt collection rules, and require companies that sell their bad debts to transfer original detailed account information to the collection agency.